Writing is a beautiful and soulful profession, everything you write, is straight from your heart and soul. Being 69 years old, Lee child still writes from his soul, he also has a tradition that he follows, he starts writing on the first day of September every year. He also has many awards and honours in his list of achievement as a writer. To know more about Lee child, let’s take a look at his daily routine and some interesting facts about him.
Who is Lee Child?
- Lee Child who is known by his pen name is a British author.
- He is prominent for his thriller novels.
- He is also best known for his Jack Reacher novel series.
- His first novel won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for best first novel.
- He is a part of the UK’s network, in Manchester as a presentation director.
- His pen name ‘Lee’ comes from a family joke.
- He was elected as the president of the Mystery Writers in 2009.
- His writing is described as ‘hardboiled’ and ‘commercial’.
- He joined the Booker Prize judging panel in 2020.
Mornings of Lee
- He starts his day at 7 am
He wakes up around 7 or 8 am in the morning and the first thing he does is drink a cup of coffee, he is a huge coffee lover and chugs in about 30 cups of coffee a day.
Afternoons of Lee
After his morning routine, he would start his writing work in the mid-day around 1 pm, he has a habit of smoking and drinking his favourite coffee while working on his book.
- He writes 2000 words a day.
Evenings of Lee
- Sleep routine
He would finish his writing works at 6 or 7 pm in the evening, he would spend some leisure, eats his dinner and goes to bed around 1 pm.
Personal Interest and facts
- Original name: James Dover Grant CBE.
- Pen Name: Lee Child.
- Born: October 29th, 1954, U.K.
- Age: 67 years.
- Occupation: Author.
- Genre: Crime fiction, mystery, thriller.
- Education: King Edward’s school.
- Alma matter: University of Sheffield.
- Notable works: Jack Reacher series of novels.
- Spouse: Jane Grant.
- Children: Ruth Grant.
- Siblings: Andrew Grant.
- Killing Floor- 1997.
- Die Trying- 1998.
- Tripwire- 1999.
- Echo Burning- 2001.
- Without fail- 2002.
- The enemy- 2004.
- One shot- 2005.
- The hard way- 2006.
- Bad luck and trouble- 2007.
- Nothing to lose- 2008.
- Gone tomorrow- 2009.
- 61 hours- 2010.
- Never go back- 2013.
- Personal- 2014.
- Make me- 2015.
- Night school- 2016.
- Blue moon- 2019.
- The sentinel- 2020.
- Better of dead- 2021.
Awards and Honours
- Anthony award- 1997.
- WH smith thumping good read award- 1998.
- Dilys award nominee- 2002.
- Lan Fleming steel dagger award nominee- 2003.
- Barry award- 2004.
- Macavity award nominee- 2005.
- Theakston’s old peculiar crime novel of the year- 2010.
- Thriller and crime novel of the year- 2012.
- RBA prize for crime writing- 2014.
- Author of the year- 2019.
- Lifetime achievement- 2019.
- British book award- 2019.